Volcanic Rock Yields a New Kind of Insecticide for Mosquitoes

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A derivative of volcanic rock called perlite shows effectiveness as a mechanical insecticide against Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. The substance is believed to act by causing dehydration in the mosquitoes.

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